Student Council 2018/19

Welcome to the Student Council, Ensuring the Association’s Democracy.

What is Student Council?

Student Council is charged with ensuring the Student Association is run in the best interest of the student body. We are the highest governing body of the Student Association. Council is made up of 39 voting members, but every student has the right to propose ideas, attend and debate in general meetings. Council is also charged with the accountability of all its elected members. We strive to ensure the representatives do the job they were voted in to do. Student Council also deals with changes to the student constitution. If you believe you have any ideas/concerns regarding the above, Student Council is where you should bring them!

The Steering Committee 2018/19

We are here to serve you, come visit us at H1B28.

Vice Chairperson

Taiba Mohamedi



Osama Sadiq Ali


When are the Student Council’s meetings?

We have 2 meetings every semester along with an Annual General Meeting near the end of the spring semester. The dates of all the meetings are tentative and the updated dates for the next meeting can be found on our Facebook page. We will also send an invite to the entire student body before every meeting.

How can you get involved with the Student Council?

General Student Council meetings are open to all students to witness and participate in. However, if you wish to become a voting member, you have 4 avenues :

  1. Be elected a department representative. More information on this can be had from your education officer. The elections for the department positions are usually in April.
  2. Be elected a Student executive officer. Elections also in April.
  3. Be elected a representational officer. Elected by the council in April.
  4. If you are a post graduate student, be elected as a hall representative through the hall tutor committee.

If you missed a chance to employ the avenues above, or do not wish to take the year long commitment of a councillor, but would still like to have a word in SA policy. You are welcome to propose motions for a meeting. Come by the Student Council office and lets have a chat!

Who represents you in Student Council?

You may be represented in a number of ways:

  1. Your department ( area of study ) is represented. Look out for them when they come to your class to collect feedback and elect class representatives.
  2. If you reside on an on-campus hall, enquire from your hall tutor who represents you from the halls.
  3. All the student executives are here on your votes and hence will be more than helpful to bring your ideas forward.
  4. Best of all, YOU!  You can come on down to the Student Council office located in the yellow SA building, office number H1B28 and put forward your ideas for SA policy.

Voting Members

Executive Officers:
  1. President
  2. Vice President
  3. Sustainability Officer
  4. Home Students Officer
  5. International Students Officer
  6. Activities Officer
  7. Education Officer
  8. Sports Officer
  9. Postgraduate Officer

One representative from each department (17):
  1. School of English
  2. School of Education
  3. School of Economics
  4. Nottingham University Business School (NUBS)
  5. School of Modern Languages and Cultures
  6. School of Politics, History and International Relations
  7. Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
  8. Department of Civil Engineering
  9. Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  10. Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
  11. School of Biosciences
  12. School of Psychology
  13. School of Pharmacy
  14. School of Computer Science
  15. Department of Biomedical Sciences
  16. Division of Applied Psychology
  17. School of Environmental and Geographical Sciences
Representational Officers:
  1. Assistant Vice Chair of Council

Residence halls

4 representatives elected by the hall tutor committee

One Foundation Student for each of the following:
  1. Foundation in Arts and Education
  2. Foundation Studies in Business
  3. Foundation Studies in Engineering
  4. Foundation Studies in Science

One Postgraduate Faculty Representative for each of the following:
  1. Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  2. Faculty of Science
  3. Faculty of Engineering

Non-Voting Members:
  1. Chair of Council
  2. Vice-Chair of Council
  3. Secretary of Council
  4. Chair of Hall Tutors Committee
  5. One representative from the Student Media (SMC)

5 Random Voting Members

Selected at random from the student population

What are the issues Student Council addresses?

Setting policy for the SA.

Dealing with changes to student constitution.

Accountability of all councillors.

Fair representation and election of executive committee.